Barihunk Nathan Gunn was on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on February 5 to talk with Phil Ponce about performing one of his signature roles as the ever-resourceful Figaro in Lyric's current production of The Barber of Seville

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Barihunk Nathan Gunn was on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on February 5 to talk with Phil Ponce about performing one of his signature roles as the ever-resourceful Figaro in Lyric's current production of The Barber of Seville (on stage through February 28). He also discussed his role at the School of Music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the strong Midwestern roots that have led to his making Champaign his home base, and how much he enjoys collaborating with the great Mandy Patinkin. 

You can watch the entire interview, plus a performance of "Largo al Factotum" from Barber (accompanied by Lyric's Bill Billingham)  below.

 

And if you can't get enough Gunn, here's bonus footage of him performing "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" 

 

Photo credit: Dan Rest/Lyric Opera of Chicago